Dennis Schroder, Who Rejected $84 Million From Lakers, Rumored To Exit Jayson Tatum Focused Boston Celtics

Published 02/01/2022, 3:30 PM EST
Nov 19, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Dennis Schroder (71) reacts during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Dennis Schroder is on the verge of leaving the Boston Celtics before the trade deadline. The league’s trade deadline is February 10 and the former Lakers star’s future remains unsettled. Schroder was already the talk of the town last summer after rejecting a massive contract offer from the Lakers. He makes the headlines yet again as the Celtics are reportedly interested in dealing with him this month.

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28-year-old Dennis Schroder signed with the Celtics ahead of the 2021-22 season. However, his move to Boston became a big talking point of the summer, as he had rejected a huge $84 million offer from the Lakers earlier during the off-season. The Lakers’ offer to Schroder was the most they could have paid him legally.

Oct 30, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Boston Celtics guard Dennis Schroder (71) is fouled by Washington Wizards center Montrezl Harrell (6) during the fourth quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

However, Schroder and his agent decided to turn down the contract in hope of a better offer. But that didn’t go as planned for the German baller, and he had to settle with around $6 million from the Celtics. However, now the Celtics want to decide on his future before the trade deadline later this month.

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Boston Celtics expected to deal Dennis Schroder before trade deadline

According to Marc Stein, the Celtics are expected to deal with Schroder before the trade deadline on 10 February. They’re reportedly trying to find a way to shed his $5.9 million salary without taking his salary back.

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Schroder has a one-year deal with the Celtics currently. He couldn’t wear the number 17 jersey due to it being retired by the Celtics in the honor of Joh Havlicek. Schroder wore the number 71 for the Celtics this season.

Schroder has played a total of 45 games for the Celtics, which just goes on to prove how important he has been to them. However, it appears that the Celtics don’t rate him as a long-term option. They will probably want to replace him with a quality player who can help them build for the future.

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While Schroder’s future is up in the air, there’s little or no report on the team interested in signing him this month. Can the Lakers bring him back to their camp? Let us know in the comment section if he can fit in with the Lakers this season.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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